133 killed in twin Pak bombings
ISLAMABAD: At least 133 people, including a political leader, were killed and nearly 300 more injured in two separate bombings targeting political rallies in Pakistan on Friday, raising security fears ahead of the general elections on July 25.
A suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a gathering of the Balochistan Awami Party in Mastung town, close to the provincial capital of Quetta, killing 128 people, including party leader Siraj Raisani, and wounding 270 more. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack in Mastung came hours after five people were killed and 39 injured when a bomb hidden in a motorcycle went off near a rally by Muttahida Majlis-e-amal candidate Akram Khan Durrani at Bannu in northwestern Khyberpaktunkhwa province.
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